Dr. Garcia received his BS in Biochemistry and PhD in Chemistry from the National University of Cordoba (Argentina) in 1996 and 2001, respectively. During that period of time he was a TA for the Department of Physical Chemistry and taught several courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. From 2002 to 2004, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Mississippi State University and Colorado State University under the supervision of Dr. W. Wilson and Dr. Charles Henry, respectively. In September of 2004 he joined the faculty at The University of Texas at San Antonio as an Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry. He was promoted to Associate professor with tenure in 2010 and to Professor in 2014. Currently, his group is focused on the study of interactions of proteins with nanostructured surfaces and their use in analytical chemistry. Additionally, he is developing microfluidic devices to monitor biologically active compounds. Dr. Garcia is engaged in various professional activities which provide opportunities to recruit graduate students and to inform the public about the chemistry program at The University of Texas at San Antonio. These include the presentation of seminars at colleges and universities in Texas, and the presentation of posters at national, and international meetings. At present, Dr. Garcia directs the thesis research of three chemistry graduate students (PhD program). Dr. Garcia also has a substantial research program with undergraduates students, which complements and supports the research of graduate students. The outcomes of the research activities have been presented and recognized at national and international scientific meetings, and are regularly published in peer-refereed journals, all of which have students as coauthors. He currently has research support from NIH/MBRS-SCORE program, National Science Foundation, and the Office of Naval Research.